Re: Girl Scouting Information
Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Mon, 28 Feb 1994 13:31:45 EST
Hi! I'm a Brownie leader in Seven Lakes Council, (central NY and northern PA).
I'm also the Junior Program Consultant for the Ithaca/Lansing Service Unit.
In the past I have also been a Junior leader. I enjoy scouting very much,
but then it has been apart of my life since I was in 2nd grade. (We won't
say how long that has been.) Throughout my experiences, I have found that
the girls get th most from the program when there is the most support for
leaders. The Service Unit I was affiliated with before Ithaca/Lansing, tended
to find leaders, then ignore them until there was a problem. It was not
effective because, the leaders got burned out sooner and unless the adult
had been a Girl Scout, she didn't get suficeint training to be an effective
GS Leader. I don't know if it is National or our local council, but we have
a new program called SuperStar Troop. In order to qualify as troop, you
must meet certain requirements as a troop. Including training, service
projects and programs. I think it is great, because if a new leader is unsure
of what is expected, completing the requirements will give the girls (and
adults) a very good sense of the GS program. IMHO, I think GS is a great
organization for GIRLS, and that the more adults that volunteer, the better
the program. Although my husband agrees with me (He's an ex boy Scout, he
likes the GS organization, better than the BS..speaking on a local level), I
know he wishes I wouldn't spend quite so much of my time on GS related things.
So yes, give your council a call and get involved!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City